Keeping the training going by participating in the Real Ale Ride. Sponsored by a local bicycle shop and micro-brewery Real Ale, the ride takes place in Blanco, TX and is a very hilly ride. "Up the hills and down the beers" is their slogan. It was a fun 50 mile ride that I got to do with a coworker. It was a lot of climbing and the heat was a little brutal, but it was a great ride followed by some great beer.